“Galbi,” or Korean BBQ Shortribs, is arguably the most well known Korean dish. People often have the misconception that this is something Koreans eat all the time; however, it is not. Koreans indulge on galbi on special occasions or when hosting special guests. Regardless, every “oma,” or mom, with culinary chops will have a fool proof recipe in their arsenal. I’m very lucky that my oma’s is so simple, but packed in flavor. As biased as it may sound, this galbi recipe is honestly one of, if not, the best I’ve ever had, and trust me, I’ve had many-a-Korean BBQs in my lifetime, both in Korea and in the United States. Don’t believe me? Try it for yourself!
5lbs Flanken Cut Beef Short Ribs
1C Beef Stock
1C Soy Sauce
1/2C Brown Sugar
1/2C Rice Syrup
1T Sesame Oil, Plus more for garnish
1T Sesame Seeds, Plus more for garnish 3T Chopped Green Onion
1 Kiwi, Quartered
1/2T Black Pepper
1. Place meat on cutting board and tenderize meat until about 1/2” thick. Rinse meat in sink with cool water and pat dry with paper towel
2. In a large bowl, whisk all ingredients adding meat last. Let marinate for at least 1-2 hours.
3. After 1-2 hours have gone by, lightly oil and preheat the grill pan on stove top on medium-high heat
4. Cook meat about 2 minutes on each side
5. Garnish with sesame seeds and chopped green onion